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Rideshare Ballot Measure Hits Speed Bumps: Ad Ban, Biden Snub

June 1, 2020, 5:02 PM

Barely a week into qualifying for California’s Nov. 3 ballot, an initiative asking voters to let rideshare drivers collect a minimum wage without going on a payroll has hit a couple of snags.

Twitter removed vote-yes spots for violating the platform’s ban on political ads, and the other side of the initiative fight gained a top supporter: presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who sided with labor unions in urging Californians to vote “no.”

The Protect App-Based Services and Drivers Act coalition, which seeks to give drivers for Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc., and similar companies a minimum wage while...

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